This course catapults music theatre into the 21st century, making it relevant and accessible to teachers, students and audiences. Presented by professional performers, designers and directors from the industry, this program ticks all the boxes: directing, staging, music, song delivery, choreography, design, lighting, stage management and publicity. Teachers will leave the program with a personalised manual to lead the music theatre program for their school.
The Project – Schools Industry Arts is a NSW Institute of Teachers’ endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation of Professional Competence.
DATES 3rd & 4th September VENUE: The Seymour Centre TIME: 9:00am-5:00pm COST: $440 - This includes morning and afternnoon tea, lunch, and all support materials for course learning and program implementation at school. TO BOOK: Seymour Box Office on 02 9351 7940 or at www.seymourcentre.com.au MORE INFORMATION: Email us or 02 9351 7922 COURSE TUTORS:Click here to meet some of the industry professionals who will be tutors for this course
Scope of Endorsement – Professional Teaching Standards: 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 5.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5 and 7.2.3
School based Music Theatre programs are a wonderful opportunity for school communities to create unique extra curricular performance experiences for many interest groups and provide potential for curricular involvement. The nature of the performance medium and production scale integrate the varied disciples of acting, drama, staging, music, singing, instrumentation, dance, movement, design, lighting, sound, stage management, publicity, project management and live events and can unite many groups within the school and wider community to celebrate the wide variety of skills and talents a school community develops.
Music Theatre programs can also provide inspiration for units of work for a variety of curriculum courses within Drama, Dance, Music, Entertainment, Design and Hospitality and unique opportunities for individual self-esteem, positive peer relationships, talent development, student leadership, teacher development, industry engagement and school community support and celebration.
Such programs can be challenging for a school community due to the multidisciplinary nature of the medium and the substantial work load of the program. This course is designed to provide an overview of how a music theatre program could be developed within the potentials and limitations of a school community by providing inspiration from the performing arts industry while adapting principals to the practical consideration for the school community. Day 1 will focus on the onstage practice of music theatre including concept, direction, design, music direction and choreography and Day 2 will focus on the offstage production including program and stage management, design and technical production, budgeting, marketing, and show delivery.
The course will be delivered by industry professionals who have produced music theatre within the secondary and tertiary educational experience and aims to provide an interactive experience to empower teachers to leave the course with a personalised manual to lead the music theatre program for their school community. The course invites teachers from all disciples to attend the course and encourages teachers to bring with them a program idea relevant to their school to be developed throughout the course.